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Roasted Cauliflower and Radish with Mustard, Nigella, and Fennel Seeds

This recipe is super-easy and addictive. Fennel and nigella seeds give the vegetables an Indian pickle flavor profile. Roasted cauliflower is always a hit, and here you can try roasted radish as well. I like to use baby red radishes because they make the dish look so colorful. Serve this with Northeastern dals such as odia dal or cholar dal, and with spicy curries that use fennel seeds. (Recipe from Copyright © 2015 by Richa Hingle.
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Vegan Richa


  • 4 cups cauliflower florets
  • 15 to 18 small red radishes sliced (2 to 3 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon safflower or other neutral oil
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon nigella seeds
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F / 220ºc. Place the cauliflower and sliced radish in a large bowl. Add the oil and rub lightly to coat.
  • Pulse the fennel, mustard, nigella seeds, pepper flakes and salt to a coarse mixture in a spice grinder or blender. Add them to the vegetables and toss well. Spread the vegetables on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the cauliflower is golden and tender to your preference.
  • Garnish liberally with cilantro and lemon juice before serving.


Variation: Use cumin seeds instead of fennel seeds
Nutritional values based on one serving


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 674mg | Potassium: 746mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 103.6mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1.8mg